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A Look At Hockey In Canada This Week

from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,

Hockey’s organizing bodies tried pushing and pulling at the same time. They liked Cherry and all he’d done for the game, and were also against everything he stands for.

They put out official statements of such towering banality they ought be gathered together in a book and used to cure insomnia.

Hockey “brings our country together,” Hockey Canada said.

“It unites us, not divides us,” Rogers Sportsnet said.

“Hockey is at its best when it brings people together,” the NHL said.

Did you feel brought together this week? Neither did I.

When that didn’t work, people tried going the other way. A host on a CTV daytime show had some undercooked thoughts about the sort of people who play hockey – “white boys,” “often bullies,” rich. Those didn’t go over so well.

In many other countries, a chanting mob would’ve burned down the studio. In Canada, thousands of people got the pleasure of saying to themselves, “Well, that is not very nice.”


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